Case Studies In Project Program And Organizational Project Management

Author: Dragan Z. Milosevic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118174291
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The ever expanding market need for information on how to apply project management principles and the PMBOK® contents to day-to-day business situations has been met by our case studies book by Harold Kerzner. That book was a spin-off from and ancillary to his best selling text but has gained a life of its own beyond adopters of that textbook. All indications are that the market is hungry for more cases while our own need to expand the content we control, both in-print and online woudl benefit from such an expansion of project management "case content". The authors propose to produce a book of cases that compliment Kerzner's book. A book that offers cases beyond the general project management areas and into PMI®'s growth areas of program management and organizational project management. The book will be structured to follow the PMBOK in coverage so that it can not only be used to supplement project management courses, but also for self sudy and training courses for the PMP® Exam. (PMI, PMBOK, PMP, and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Case Studies In Project Program And Organizational Project Management

Author: Dragan Z. Milosevic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470183888
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Case Studies in Project, OPM, and Program Management explores project management principles and the PMBOK contents in day-to-day business situations. This book provides cases studies from the basics of project management as well as from the PMI's growth, in terms of program management and organizational project management.

Project Strategy And Strategic Portfolio Management

Author: William H.A. Johnson
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1606495976
Size: 32.24 MB
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Projects have become the de facto method of implementing business strategy and operations. As such, understanding how projects relate to business strategy and managing projects strategically is increasingly important to effective and efficient business management This book is designed as a short and concise treatise on how to go about doing that. The authors start by figuring out how the project relates to the rest of the business and environment and what separates it from other projects and functions. They go on to discuss how you can use principles of strategic management to better organize and manage the various projects you may be dealing with on a daily basis so that they are strategic in nature. In essence, this book details how to approach answering the important strategic questions in project management like—“Why is the project being implemented? How does the project relate to the major strategic goals of the organization? How do we accomplish the performance goals for the project so that they help achieve the major strategic goals of the organization?”

Fundamentals Of Program Management

Author: Motoh Shimizu
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 193558992X
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Fundamentals of Program Management: Strategic Program Bootstrapping for Business Innovation and Change deals with this issue in a new and innovative way. The book is a core subset of a larger, highly successful book previously published in Japan. Its purpose is to provide a linkage between strategy and project management through programs, and to offer a framework for integrating strategy, programs, and projects. To date, this critical linkage has not been well understood and has usually been left to the personal knowledge and expertise of project managers engaged in actual tasks.

Managing Complex Projects And Programs

Author: Richard J. Heaslip
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111838301X
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"Manage projects and programs with an innovative new framework that rethinks complex endeavorsDespite being a major process in PMI's body of knowledge and having its own standard document and certificate designation based on successful experience and passing of an exam, program and project management remains one of the most difficult concepts to master successfully in today's increasingly complex and ever-evolving global business environment. Third Generation Programmatics walks readers through where program management began, through current cutting-edge concepts, such as agile and extreme project management, and, finally, to a new set of guidelines that will allow the successful integration of programs and projects into the strategic direction of an organization.Presented through insightful vignettes and real-world case studies, the information provided in Third Generation Programmatics is essential reading not only for program and project managers in the trenches, but also for managers and executives who need to ensure the true integration of these processes into their overall business strategy. Focuses on aligning projects and programs within the complex environments of today's business models Presents a framework for best practices based on successes and failures in real-world cases Progresses from original project management frameworks through current initiatives Builds a new map for successful project and program management If you're a program or project manager, a general business manager, or a candidate for the PgMP exam, Third Generation Programmatics offers the latest, most inventive framework for ensuring the success of your organization's strategic goals"--

Managing Project Delivery Maintaining Control And Achieving Success

Author: Trish Melton
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080559063
Size: 60.25 MB
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A practical handbook for career project managers and those involved intermittently with projects throughout their career. Brief and visually led, Managing Project Delivery gets to the point, giving you the knowledge and confidence to manage project benefits and increase the certainty of success. Focused on the needs of engineering and technical Project Managers, but generic enough to support projects in other areas such as business change, IT and product development. Supported by downloadable on-line project benefits management tool templates that enable the techniques developed in the book to be applied in practice. Comprehensive real world case studies demonstrate the use of tools. Successful projects are the basis for the business many successful organisations, but many professionals lack the basic skills required to manage projects successfully. This book shows how to maximise the outcomes of projects and to ensure that the benefits arising from projects -- large or small -- are fully realized by the business. This key outcome can be easily overlooked or sidelined by the need to keep projects on track. Managing Project Delivery provides simple yet powerful tools to ensure that projects deliver on their goals in a controlled and accountable manner. It is the first of four project management titles that separately build skills and together provide a powerful project management resource. * A practical handbook for career project managers and those involved intermittently with projects throughout their career. * Brief and visually led, Managing Project Delivery gets to the point, giving you the knowledge and confidence to deliver projects and increase the certainty of success. * Focused on the needs of both engineering and technical Project Managers, but generic enough to support projects in other areas such as business change, IT and product development. * Supported by downloadable on-line project delivery tool templates that enable the techniques developed in the book to be applied in practice. * Comprehensive real world case studies demonstrate the use of tools. * Project delivery is the third stage of the project lifecycle. This book shows how to maintain control and forecast the project outcome. Provides expert advice, tried-and-tested techniques and a delivery toolkit to address: • Business alignment • Value delivery • Control and forecasting

Cambridge Handbook Of Organizational Project Management

Author: Shankar Sankaran
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108293689
Size: 36.72 MB
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In recent years, organizational project management (OPM) has emerged as a field focused on how project, program and portfolio management practices strategically help firms realize organizational goals. There is a compelling need to address the totality of project-related work at the organizational level, providing a view of organizations as a network of projects to be coordinated among themselves, integrated by the more permanent organization, and to move away from a focus on individual projects. This comprehensive volume provides views from a wide range of international scholars researching OPM at a cross-disciplinary level. It covers concepts, theories and practices from disciplines allied to management, such as strategic management, organization sciences and behavioural science. It will be a valuable read for scholars and practitioners alike, who are looking to enrich their understanding of OPM and further investigate this new phenomenon.

Practitioner S Guide To Program Management

Author: Irene Didinsky
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 162825369X
Size: 19.61 MB
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Programs serve as a crucial link between strategy and the execution of business results and organizations implement them to achieve strategic goals. Although the practice of program management has evolved in lockstep with the project management profession, the root causes of program failure remain. In this step-by-step guide, Irene Didinsky offers a standardized approach to program management, closing the knowledge gaps and variations that currently exist across organizations and industries. For the first time, Practitioner's Guide to Program Management walks the reader through all the key components of effective program management. Using a case study example of an actual process improvement program, Didinsky discusses the qualities of excellence in program leadership, the importance of organizational strategy alignment throughout the program life cycle, how a program realizes benefits, and how to manage conflicting priorities of stakeholders. This comprehensive resource also includes an historical overview of the professionalization of the field, outlines the logistics of forming a program management community of practice, and concludes with a glossary of terms. With this desktop manual in their hands, practitioners can expect to thrive and guarantee the success of their programs.